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Object ID 001469

Object Name Wildroot Hair Product sign

Object Desc Rectangular, embossed metal sign. White background. Barber Shop pole at right.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001896

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 6

Object Date 1950s

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End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Wildroot Cream Oil,advertising,signs,barber shops,hair care,tonic,

Title Wildroot Hair Product sign

Description Embossed, rectangular metal sign. Background is white with red and blue text, "Barber Shop / Ask For / Wildroot" At right is barber shop pole. At bottom lower left edge text, "W-65 A-M. Sign Co. Lynchburg VA. 9-56". Holes puched out at four corners and two at top edge and one at lower edge center. Back is unfinished, gray.


Approx Collection Date

Height 13.5

Length 0

Width 39.25

Depth 0.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker A-M. Sign Co.

Maker Details Manufacturer of sign

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1896



Date FEB 14,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, rusting on edges and at hole in corners. Front has light scratches. Dent at top left corner. Dent at lower right edge near corner. Rust along top eddge. Loss of paint on edges. Large scratch at left by "B" in Barber running at a diagonal. Holes at the four corners do not appear to be original and are rusted around the edges. On back, rust and dirt over entire surface. Light scratches. White accretion at top left corner.


Date FEB 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from Room 7, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 15,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 6 from Room 7, Shelf 16 - automatic entry by admin



Date FEB 13,2014

Notes In 1911, Wildroot Hair Tonic debuted. The Wildroot Company was located in Buffalo, NY. In 1932, the product was trademarked. By 1959, Colgate-Palmolive purchased the company. The hair tonic was used as a remedy for dandruff.